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The Hunterian Associates Programme: What I Have Learned

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A student post from Charlotte Orr, PhD candidate in Medical Humanities at the University of Glasgow. Participating in bespoke training; embarking on research related to (and completely unrelated to!) my PhD; engaging diverse audiences at prestigious public events: these are a few features of The Hunterian Associates Programme (HAP) that convinced me to apply. Building… Continue reading

Jacobite Era Coins and Medals in The Hunterian Collection

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A student post by Bethany Sanderson, Hunterian Placement Student (Memorialising Scottish Culture and Literature). The Hunterian’s coin collection is one of the most thorough in its narrative of Scottish history. Approximately 70,000 coins and medals are kept here, containing some of the most well known figures of Scottish culture and history, including Robert Burns and… Continue reading

Memorialising Burns: The Statue Medals

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A student post by Fraser Caldwell, Hunterian Placement Student (Memorialising Scottish Culture and Literature). Since his death in 1796, Robert Burns has been memorialised in a wide variety of medals across the centuries, with the earliest dated to 1801.i During the late 19th century, ‘several medals were struck to celebrate the unveiling of statues of… Continue reading

Winter Festivals Interning

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A student post by Lindsay Middleton, Collections Engagement Intern, The Hunterian.  Before the Scottish Fantasy Night at the Museum event, student volunteers were given the opportunity to indicate what areas we were particularly interested in helping out with. I immediately put myself down to help at the Special Collections table. Several library visits over the course of… Continue reading

Volunteering at Night at the Museum – our Student Interns tell all!

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A student post from Sara McQueen and Liam White. In October 2016, Sara McQueen and Liam White were appointed, via University of Glasgow’s Internship Hub, as Volunteers Coordinators for the The Hunterian’s Night at Museum (NATM) events. Now in their third year, the events continue to grow as more and more people come along to… Continue reading

From Research to Museum: Behind the Scenes with The Hunterian Associates

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A student post from Angela Massafra, PhD student, Archaeology, University of Glasgow. “I would love to work for a museum”. Who doesn’t know a person who ever said this kind of sentence? I know roughly a dozen…and I am one of those. I was one of those children who’d rather spend summer vacations in a museum than… Continue reading